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Latin America

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UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICA

Business-friendly environment

The pace of reforms has stepped up in Latin America, with more governments working to increase transparency and promote business. Add a growing number of consumers and you have a thriving, investment-friendly environment.
RSM members in the region excel at scaling their service delivery to foreign and national companies, both large and small. Operating from ground level, we will work with you to safeguard the financial integrity of your Latin American operations, wherever they are located, with ingenuity and dependability.

We are the perfect choice for the growing number of medium-sized businesses who want to work and invest in Latin America. Across our firms we have an in-depth knowledge of the local environment in each country, and a broad range of technical skills that is supplimented by the collective strength of our global network. 

Work with us and we will take the time to fully comprehend your business, mindset and strategy, and provide you with relevant insights to help make Latin America a business-friendly environment for you.

Honduras: Double Taxation on dividend income

10 November 2014
On 28 March 2010, the National Congress of Honduras passed a law called “Strengthening of Income, Social Equity and Rationalization of Public Spending Law” contained in decree No. 17-2010.

Nicaragua: Self-transfer of Value Added Tax (VAT)

10 November 2014
The figure of the self-transfer of the Value Added Tax (VAT) applies when general services are provided or when the enjoyment or benefit is obtained from the use of goods by natural resident persons, or natural or legal non-resident, not responsible tax collectors of VAT or not registered before the tax authority.

Chile: Chilean Tax Reform

10 November 2014
This change in taxation for companies has generated a significant slowdown in economic growth (current 5% down to 2% in the future). The gradual change in company income tax (20% in 2013) will be as follows:

Venezuela: Exchange Trilogy in force in Venezuela

10 November 2014
The exchange rate established by 'CENCOEX' is fixed and is set at 6,30 bolívares (Bs.) per U.S. dollar. It is applicable to items such as medicines, food, housing, education and any other item designated by the institution. So far, several items directly associated to the needs of the government sector have been added.  

Uruguay: Financial Inclusion Law

26 October 2014
On 29 April 2014, Law No. 19,210 (or Financial Inclusion Law) was approved. The Law aims to promote access to banking services and the use of electronic means of payment, such as debit card, credit card and electronic transfers, by all the population.

RSM World Day Magazine 2014

5 October 2014
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from RSM firms around the globe.  

Panama: Still on grey listing

26 August 2014
At the end of 2009, the Panamanian government adopted a national policy with the purpose of being excluded from the OECD grey listing.

Transfer Pricing News - Mexico: Pro rata cost allocation

23 June 2014
Following a ruling of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice on 19 March 2014, pro rata payments made outside of Mexico to non-residents are deductible – given that certain conditions are met.

Venezuela: Taxation Regime on Dividends

8 May 2014
According to the provisions in the Income Tax Law, only those dividends arising from profits generated from 1 January 2001 shall be taxed. This means that dividends arising from profits prior to 1 January 2001 shall not be taxed. The methodology used by the Law is as follows:

El Salvador: Minimum Income Tax payment of 1% declared unconstitutional

8 May 2014
By the end of 2011, the Salvadoran Income Tax Law was modified by, amongst other things, requesting companies to pay their income tax based on the higher of (a) 30% of net profit or (b) 1% of annual taxable revenues. With the latter there is no possibility to deduct costs or expenses that were already part of the provisions in this same Law.

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How can we help you? (Latin America)

Regional Office

RSM Latin America
Av. El Golf 40,
Las Condes,
Santiago

T: +56 (2) 2580 0400

Regional Leader
Brendan Quirk

RSM Representation in Latin America:

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela